Body found in Margate canal

Someone found a dead body in a Margate canal Saturday afternoon and called the police.

Margate police and fire rescue personnel pulled the body of a man out of a canal east of State Road 7 at about 2:15 p.m. and are still trying to determine who he was.

The incident is listed as a drowning, and detectives are investigating.

The Margate Police Department has urged anyone with information to call the Criminal Investigations Division at 954-972-7111.

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